Bucket list: 40 things to do in Lausanne in 2019

By My-Lausanne
English

Bucket list 2019: all the activities you simply have to do in 2019 in Lausanne. Brunches, runs, concerts, exhibitions and shows – are you ready for a well-filled year?


1.   Make the most of the snow in Chalet-à-Gobet and get in training for Lausanne 2020

Luge au Chalet-à-Gobet, Lausanne
Sledging in Chalet-à-Gobet
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2.    Attend the selections, classes and coaching sessions or the finals of the Prix de Lausanne (February 3-10)

 

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3.    Soak up the Japanese culture at Japan Impact (February 16-17)

 

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4.  Be carried away by the magic of Art on Ice (February 12-13)

5.  Rediscover cult films during the “Rencontres 7e Art Lausanne” (“7th Art Events”) (March 7-10)

6.  Be amazed by the programming of Programme Commun (March 27 – April 7)

7.  Salivate at Lausanne à Table’s tempting programme (2019): Indeed, as it does every year, Lausanne à Table is stepping up its efforts to offer a programme that is full of surprises.

 

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8.    Make the most of the first rays of sunshine to run by the lakeside (you’ll need the training for the many runs to come)

9.   Run the 20 km or the 10 km… or the 5 km… Or you can just cheer on the runners (May 4-5)

20km Lausanne
20km Lausanne
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10. Enjoy a wander at the market, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to stock up on fresh and local products

11. Take a walk on the EPFL campus and admire the architecture of the Rolex Learning Center or the ArtLab, for example

 

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12. Walk by the Olympic clock and count down the days until the next Olympic Games before visiting the Olympic Museum. And, of course, book ahead for brunch at the Tom Café

 

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13. Cycle through the city (on an electric bike, of course, or along the lakeside… to avoid the climbs)

14. Marvel at Béjart Ballet’s new show (June 11-16 and December)

 

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15. Discover Lausanne Jardins 2019’s 20 new projects (June 15 – October 12)

16. Roam the streets of the Cité during the Festival de la Cité to discover surprising artists, performers or musicians (July 9-14)

17. Take advantage of the programming of Lausanne à l’heure d’été (Lausanne on summer time)

18. Enjoy an outing on the lake in a pedal boat or on a stand up paddle (or just chill out in the sun on a swim ring)

 

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19. Savour the Maison Buet’s Douceur lausannoise, the town’s new official 2018-2020 chocolate

20. Attend an organ concert at the Cathedral

21. Arrange to visit the Cathedral’s watchman to admire the night view and see him call out the hours

22. Encourage the stars of track and field during Athletissima (July 5)

 

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23. Relax on a Sunday morning at the Jetée de la Compagnie during a Yoga-Brunch session

24. Get together at Montbenon to taste local products during the August 1st picnic organised by Lausanne à Table

 

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25. Enjoy a tasty fondue on August 1st to celebrate Swiss National Day

26. Take a walk in the terraced vineyards of Lavaux and stop for a brief wine tasting (September)

27. Encourage the athletes of the Lausanne Triathlon during the ITU Grand Final (August 29 – September 1)

 

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28. Discover monuments usually closed to the public during the Heritage Days (September 14-15)

29. Get passionate about comic books during BDFIL (September 12-16)

30. Spend a night at the museums during Museum Night (September 21)

31. Take up the LG Trail challenge (this is hoping you haven’t skipped item 8 of the list) (September 20-21)

 

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32. Try out all the brunches in Lausanne (something to be renewed every year, of course)

33. Head to Plateforme10 to discover the first exhibitions

 

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34. Run the Lausanne Marathon (October 27)

35. Seize the opportunity of discovering the town’s cantonal and municipal museums for free on every first Saturday of the month

36. Climb to the top of the Cathedral’s belfry to admire the view (and yes, we know you haven’t done it yet… but it’s definitely worth it)

37.  Marvel at the magic of Christmas and stroll amongst the Bô Noël chalets while savouring a raclette (December)

 

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38. Discover the Lausanne Lumières installations before stopping to warm up in one of the Christmas markets (see item 37) (December)

 

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39. Encourage the participants of the Christmas Run, disguised as Father Christmas? (December)

40. Watch the Cathedral be set ablaze while wishing one another a happy New Year 2020